Backup and Restore in SCVMM Environments. Dell Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS, Avamar Server

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Backup and Restore in SCVMM Environments

Topics:

Overview of Avamar in SCVMM environments

Backing up and restoring a VMM server

Backing up and restoring a VMM host

Backing up and restoring a VMM library server

Backing up and restoring a VMM database server

Disaster recovery of a VMM environment

Overview of Avamar in SCVMM environments

You can use Avamar to back up and restore components in an environment with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine

Manager (SCVMM) or Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), including the VMM server, host, library server, and database server.

NOTE: The term VMM in this appendix refers to both SCVMM and VMM environments.

Backing up and restoring a VMM server

The VMM server is the hub of a VMM implementation through which all other VMM components interact.

Use the Avamar Plug-in for the Windows File System to back up and restore file system data on the VMM server. Use the

Avamar Plug-in for Windows VSS to back up System State and critical disks. The Avamar for Windows Server User Guide provides details.

If you install other VMM components, including the library server or the database server, on the VMM server, use the instructions for those components for backups and restores.

Backing up and restoring a VMM host

The VMM host is a physical computer that hosts one or more virtual machines. VMM supports several types of virtualization software, including Hyper-V and VMware, on a VMM host.

The Avamar plug-in that you use to back up a VMM host depends on the virtualization software:

● To back up and restore virtual machines on a VMM host with Hyper-V, use the Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS.

● To back up and restore virtual machines on a VMM host with VMware, implement one of the backup strategies that are described in the Avamar for VMware User Guide .

● To back up and restore virtual machines on a VMM host with other supported virtualization software, use the Avamar

Plug-in for the Windows File System for file system data, and the Avamar Plug-in for Windows VSS for backups of System

State and critical disks. The Avamar for Windows Server User Guide provides details.

Backing up and restoring a VMM library server

A VMM library is a catalog of resources that are not running or associated with a host. The library contains files that are stored on library shares, as well as templates, operating system profiles, and hardware profiles stored in a VMM database.

The VMM server is the default library server. However, you also can configure separate VMM library servers. The VMM library server can be a stand-alone server or a server in a cluster.

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Use the Avamar Plug-in for the Windows File System or the Avamar Windows Cluster File Server plug-in, depending on the environment, to perform file system backups of data on a VMM library server. To back up System State and critical disks, use the Avamar Plug-in for Windows VSS. The Avamar for Windows Server User Guide provides details.

Backing up and restoring a VMM database server

A VMM database is a SQL Server database that contains VMM configuration information.

The VMM server is the default database server. However, you also can configure separate database servers. The VMM database server can be a stand-alone server or a server in a cluster.

Use the Avamar Plug-in for SQL Server to back up and restore the VMM database on either a stand-alone server or a server in a cluster. Ensure that you back up the SCVMM database. The default name of the SCVMM database is MICROSOFT$VMM$ . The

Avamar for SQL Server User Guide provides details on using the SQL Server plug-in for backups and restores of databases.

If the VMM database server is on a Hyper-V virtual machine, then use the Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS to back up the virtual machine. You do not need to install the Avamar Client for Windows and the Avamar Plug-in for SQL Server on the guest operating system.

Disaster recovery of a VMM environment

Steps

1. Recover the VMM server by using the bare metal recovery (BMR) steps in the Avamar for Windows Server User Guide .

2. Recover the VMM library server: a. Restore System State and critical disks by using the BMR steps in the Avamar for Windows Server User Guide .

b. If necessary, install the Avamar Client for Windows.

c. Use the Avamar Plug-in for the Windows File System to restore the file system that is shared as the VMM library. The

Avamar for Windows Server User Guide provides instructions.

3. Recover the VMM database server: a. Restore System State and critical disks by using the BMR steps in the Avamar for Windows Server User Guide .

b. If necessary, install the Avamar Client for Windows and the Avamar Plug-in for SQL Server.

c. Use the Avamar Plug-in for SQL Server to restore the VMM database.

4. Recover VMM hosts: a. Restore System State and critical disks by using the BMR steps in the Avamar for Windows Server User Guide .

b. Recover the rest of the VMM host files:

● To restore virtual machines on a VMM host with Hyper-V, use the Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS.

● To restore virtual machines on a VMM host with VMware, use the steps in the Avamar for VMware User Guide .

● To restore virtual machines on a VMM host with other supported virtualization software, use the Avamar Plug-in for the Windows File System for file system data. The Avamar for Windows Server User Guide provides details.

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